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Taking his cues from the mordant wit of Aki Kaurismäki, Filippos Tsitos directs this deadpan fable about an Athens police interrogator whose efforts to aid an innocent suspect go fatefully awry.
The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas
A drolly absurd addition to Greece’s recent New Wave, this accomplished debut feature from Elina Psykou stars Christos Stergioglou (Dogtooth) as a veteran television host whose plummeting ratings and spiralling personal debt prompt him to stage his own kidnapping.
Taking inspiration from the financial crisis that continues to devastate Greece, the third feature from Thanos Anastopoulos is a taut and timely thriller as well as an artful political allegory, about a teenage girl who abducts the young son of the man she blames for her own father’s bankruptcy.
To the Wolf
A formally ambitious fusion of drama and documentary, this debut feature from co-directors Christina Koutsospyrou and Aran Hughes is a darkly humorous portrait of a community of beleaguered goatherds, set against the rugged, ravishing beauty of rural Greece.
Based on a violent real-life event that shook Athens, this drama about a frustrated policeman and a teenage skateboarder set to cross paths during a scorching summer day goes from a steady boil to a furious finale, simultaneously indicting Greek corruption and serving as an homage to its multifaceted capital.
J.A.C.E. - Just Another Confused Elephant
The abduction of an Albanian-Greek orphan is the catalyst for an epic picaresque misadventure through Athens’ seedy underbelly, in this dazzling sophomore feature from director Menelaos Karamaghiolis.
Standing Aside, Watching
Antigone returns from Athens to her troubled hometown, determined to keep a low profile. But this is a complex, difficult woman — her name is no coincidence — and her run-ins with the town's brutish men set a dramatic series of events in motion. A moral drama with an edge.
Greek director Alexandros Avranas’ chilling and incisive drama recounts an 11-year-old girl’s inexplicable suicide — and the family secrets that surround the tragedy.
After a 10-year hiatus from filmmaking, director Penny Panayotopoulou makes her highly anticipated return to the Festival with this poignant study of a solitary woman who develops an increasingly peculiar attachment to a neighbouring family following the death of her dog.
Subtly echoing the 2005 episode dubbed "the Greek Watergate," a pair of telecom engineers set out to investigate hacker activity — make a scandalous discovery— in this timely and politically charged debut from director Yannis Sakaridis.